21st Century Spirits Adds Five New Liqueurs To Gabriel Boudier Import Portfolio

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 21st Century Spirits, a Los Angeles-based importer and producer of wine and spirits, extends its import portfolio holdings with France's famed micro-distiller, Gabriel Boudier, to include five new liqueurs. Four of the five new liqueurs will broaden the Gabriel Boudier Mixologist Range from 8 to 12 liqueur flavors with the addition of premium flavors: Caramel, Hibiscus, Darjeeling Tea and Vanilla and Cognac. The fifth Gabriel Boudier introduction is a special dedication to the late French Chef, Bernard Loiseau whose collaboration with Gabriel Boudier to create a unique cherry and chocolate liqueur blend lives on through the Gabriel Boudier Bernard Loiseau Morello Cherries and Chocolate Liqueur bottling, now available to U.S. purchasers nationwide.

The five additions accompany 21st Century Spirits' established import portfolio of French-produced liqueurs and spirits, including Gabriel Boudier's trademark Creme de Fruits portfolio, as well as its Saffron Infused Gin.

The Gabriel Boudier Mixologist Range and the Gabriel Boudier Bernard Loiseau Morello Cherries and Chocolate Liqueur are premium liqueurs featuring artisanal, contemporary flavors developed for the modern mixologist. Made from fresh ingredients at the Gabriel Boudier distillery in Dijon, France, each expression contains no preservatives or any other commercial compromises to quality. In addition to bottling each liqueur at its maximum fruit concentration, each liqueur maintains a determined density for optimal mixing compatibility.

"The 2011 U.S. launch of the Gabriel Boudier Mixologist Range was met with extraordinary enthusiasm from mixologists and bar operators across the country," said Kevin Egan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 21st Century Spirits. "We are proud to continue to facilitate the growing demand for craft cocktails featuring premium ingredients with the launch of five new exotic and relevant liqueurs for the modern mixologist."

The Caramel, Hibiscus, Darjeeling Tea and Vanilla and Cognac flavor additions to the Gabriel Boudier Mixologist Range join the original Mixologist Range portfolio, including: Lychee, Apple, Maraschino, Orange, Parfait Amour, Pomegranate, Ginger and Williams Pear. Suggested retail pricing for a 750 ml bottle of the existing Gabriel Boudier Mixologist Range, as well as all five new liqueurs, including Gabriel Boudier Bernard Loiseau Morello Cherries and Chocolate Liqueur is $30 USD.

About 21st Century Spirits
Founded in 2001 with the vision of becoming one of America's premier spirits providers, Los Angeles-based importer and producer of high quality spirits, 21st Century Spirits began with the creation of Blue Ice Vodka, a boutique American potato vodka. Blue Ice added Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka in 2009 and Blue Ice G Vodka in 2012, expanding the brand's commitment to premium vodkas reflective of the purity of America's natural resources. In addition to the Blue Ice portfolio, 21st Century is the exclusive American importer of multiple award-winning brands, including French-produced Gabriel Boudier Liqueurs and Saffron Infused Gin, El Olvido Tequila and Oro Azul Tequila. For more information, visit www.21stcenturyspirits.com.

About Gabriel Boudier
Established in 1874 by Gabriel Boudier, the Gabriel Boudier Company is famous throughout the world for producing the finest Creme de Cassis and premium authentic fruit liqueurs. Acquired in 1936 by Marcel Battault of Burgundy, Gabriel Boudier is now operated by Battault's descendants: Jean, Francois, and Yves. Gabriel Boudier's line of liqueurs are sold on five continents and in over 60 countries worldwide, but remains based in Dijon, France, the world's renowned source of cassis. For more information, visit www.boudier.com.

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